Stanford Center for
Biomedical Ethics

Current Areas of Reseach

Current CIRGE projects focus on ELSI issues related to genomic research on behavior.

CIRGE’s goals have advanced in three important ways:

1) By introducing an integrative approach for establishing concrete linkages between ELSI research, policy and genomic research on behavior, using a constructive technology assessment as a conceptual framework. This approach is complementary to, but distinct from the Benchside Ethics Consultation Service we established in the previous funding period;

2) By using this new approach to identify ELSI issues, to prioritize and coordinate ELSI research projects to inform policy and facilitate translation of genomic research, and;

3) By expanding the training program to include pre-doctoral fellows.

Projects under way at the Center include:

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